Oct 30, 2012
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Flexible Lease Details

We have received a large number of inquiries for information on the potential use of flexible cash leases for the 2013 crop year. Flexible leases also work well for newer or younger farm operators who may not be able to afford the higher cash rental rates for farmland. A flexible lease makes it easier to use a crop revenue insurance policy, along with some forward pricing of grain, as risk management tool for farm operators....More
Oct 30, 2012
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Will Midsize Farms Exist in 10 to 20 Years? 31

Global economics is causing farms and ranches to evolve toward either large commercial enterprises or small family operations. This phenomenon prompted a lender in the Farm Credit University Commercial Ag Lender online class to ask me, “Will mid-size farms exist in 10-20 years?” There is no doubt that technology, the transition of family farms, and the marketplace are compelling forces behind the structure and size of U.S. farms....More
Oct 30, 2012
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Farmland Price Sets New Record

Farmland prices in Iowa hit a new record high on Thursday when an 80.47-acre parcel sold for $21,900/acre, the auction firm that handled the sale said Friday. The parcel is located in Sioux County near Boyden, Iowa, about 42 miles southeast of Sioux Falls, S.D. The sale soared past last year's record price of $20,000/acre which was set in an auction for a 74-acre parcel held in the same county in northwest Iowa....More
Oct 23, 2012
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High Cash Rental Rates Increase Risk

The continued strength in corn and soybean commodity prices in the past few months, and the resulting increase in crop income per acre for 2012, has caused many landlords to consider significant increases in cash rental rates on farm land for 2013. This comes after substantial increases in most rental rates from 2008 to 2012....More
Oct 23, 2012
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2013 Acreage Watch

Soybeans come in a poor second compared to corn in Ohio State University's initial crop budget analysis for 2013. The spreadsheet used by Barry Ward, Extension production business management specialist, plugged in sales values of $6.24/bu. for corn and $13.20/ bu. for soybeans....More

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